October 22, 2015

1981 JAPAN (Kyūshū) - Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

1981 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum - A replica of the
Urakami Cathedral side wall after the atomic bombing.

As it is widely known, during WWII, the American  atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack. As a remembrance of this, in April 1996 was completed Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, replacing the deteriorating International Culture Hall. The museum covers the history of the event as a story, focusing on the attack and the history leading up to it.

The museum displays photographs, relics, and documents related to the bombing, but also the history of nuclear weapons development, and the history of the city before the bomb was dropped. Next to the museum is the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, built in 2003, which marks the hypocenter of the event, which is in the Urakami district. The counterpart in Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of a series dedicated to Takamatsuzuka Tomb Restoration, and issued on March 26, 1973. The second stamp, depicting the painting Reefs by Hirafuku Hyakusui, was issued in 1974. The third stamp was issued in 1975 and depict a traditional dance from Ryukyu Islands.The last stamp was released in 1965.

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum - Wikipedia

Sender: Akiko Watanabe (direct swap)
Sent from Kitakyūshū (Kyūshū / Japan), on 09.10.2015

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